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Relevance of RDTs[edit]

I am having problems with an editor who feels that RDTs are simply a Navbox or a list of stations, and can replaced with a table and a .png map. Anyone who has an opinion on this should add their comments to Wikipedia talk:Route diagram template#Purpose and scope. Useddenim (talk) 22:58, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

He is expanding his crusade to eliminate any display of proposed lines, routings and extensions to Wikipedia talk:Route diagram template and elsewhere. If he is successful in imposing his views on the non-notability and elimination of unbuilt proposals, then large sections of many canals’ histories could be deleted. Useddenim (talk) 10:43, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

RFC: WP:MOSNUM[edit]

There are currently a number of proposals to improve the language at WP:MOSNUM relating to the use of Units in UK related articles. External opinion is invited at WP:MOSNUM#RFC: Proposals to rewrite WP:MOSNUM on UK units of preference. Wee Curry Monster talk 14:32, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject UK Waterways at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

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Sonia Rolt[edit]

An article has been created today on Sonia Rolt, a campaigner for the Inland Waterways Association (IWA), as her obituary was published today. I've tagged the article for this project - hope that is OK?— Rod talk 20:54, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Brilliant, I'd have thought. I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't know Sonia had died. It's great that we have an article. DBaK (talk) 21:48, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Three Bridges, London[edit]

I've created an article on Three Bridges, London - Brunel's solution to the issue of how a canal, railway, and road ought to cross each other at the same site. I made extensive use of one particular source, to the extent where it got flagged by a bot. I've rewritten as far as possible to make the text more original, but would really appreciate more eyes on the piece. Grunners (talk) 18:14, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Looks good! The obvious question about this structure is "why?". There must be some reason why the railway could only cross the canal at that point... Also, how about adding some of the technical details? According to [[1]] the railway was dug last, and there must have been some unusual effort to create the aqueduct. The fact that according to some sources there are technically only two bridges, not three, is also worth a mention? The Brentford Branch Line article has a paragraph on the Three Bridges, perhaps that should be moved / expanded upon in the new article. Spoonfrog (talk) 11:59, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Hydrology/water chemistry on the River Tone[edit]

Can anyone help? The River Tone article is currently on GA review at Talk:River Tone/GA1. Although many of the reviewers comments have been dealt with, I have been unable to find any reliable sources with information about the hydrology/water chemistry of the river, which the reviewer sees as essential. Can anyone help?— Rod talk 16:59, 16 June 2015 (UTC)